Author: Sara Cardon
Series: Regency House Party: Havencrest #4
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: July 23, 2019
When a determined heiress tries to convince a reluctant captain to stay invested in her bank, she risks losing everything, including her heart.
Lucy Brook is desperate. With two measly weeks to save her bank, she chases her wealthiest patron to a house party. But the more she comes to know the ruggedly handsome war hero, the more she fears revealing her purpose.
Captain Jack Sharpe excels at seamanship. Navigating politics, however, is an entirely different matter. But despite his lack of polish, he must succeed or fellow naval men will hang. When an intriguing bluestocking ends up in the wrong place, his intuition tells him pursuing her may wreck his course. Still, he’s resolved to try.
As the unlikely pair find themselves falling for each other, will his past and her determination to keep the bank at any cost end up jeopardizing their future?
Rating: Moderate. Moderate crude humor/language; mild substance use; mild kissing; mild sensuality; some violence or horror.
I loved this book!! The storyline is unique, and the characters are wonderful. The meet and the second meet were so fun! I loved watching Lucy and Jack grow closer as they saw into each other’s hearts. They are both incredible people, that are even stronger together. I couldn’t put their story down! I can’t wait to see what Sara Cardon writes next!
I received a complimentary copy of the book, which I voluntarily reviewed. I have given my honest opinion.
I loved reading a regency era book that had a woman in a position of power. I loved that the people surrounding her were supportive of her in difficult circumstances. Not very often you get to read about regency men with feminist kinds of views. All of this made the book feel very different from other romances. Lucy was a woman in power but not a shrew. In fact she was kind and generous in addition to being intelligent and witty.
Jack experienced some great growth over the course of the book. He lost insecurities and learned that even though he didn’t have a title he could have influence for good.
The romance happens quickly as it must in a short book like this but it didn’t feel rushed to me. It all happened in a matter of days but I totally believed that they had fallen in love that fast.
I think this is my first book by Sara Cardon and I look forward to reading more by her.
Violence: a little
I received a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily chose to review it.
Loved this book! It had the balance I love between being a strong woman comfortable in her own skin, but feminine and ready to believe in love. Swoony!